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Mother Nature's Best Fertilizers and Bug...This page is about mother nature's best fertilizers and bug repellents. Gardening naturally with the best repellents and fertilizers helps keep your yard and garden safe for everyone.

 

3 Organic Ways to Control Insects In Your Garden - variegated green and cream leafed plant

3 Organic Ways to Control Insects In Your GardenControlling your garden pests is easy with natural pest control. Natural pest controls allow your plants to grow in natural harmony with nature. Even though the insect eats your plants they are a crucial part of the system. When finding insects in your garden, take time to watch what they are doing.

 

root damage from nematodes

Identifying and Controlling Root Knot NematodesThe first time I ran across the root knot nematode I had no idea what it was. All I knew was that it destroyed my crop of green beans within three weeks. The root knot nematode is a small microscopic worm that lives in the soil.

 

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Keep Bugs Away From Your Cabbage PlantsMany farmers and people who grow vegetables at home have problems with bugs eating their cabbage plants. The most common pest is the cabbageworm. The worm attacks young cabbage plants and feeds on the leaves. Furthermore, if the worms aren't controlled they can prevent the heads from forming.

 

marigolds

Plant Marigolds in Your Vegetable GardenPlanting marigolds in your veggie garden can help repel pests. The smell from this flower in particular seems to mask the scent of the vegetables, keeping pests them from nibbling at your goods. This is a great, safe, natural way to keep your garden whole and organic.

 

The Right Way To Spray

The Right Way To SprayIn organic gardening, spraying insecticides and fungicides (even if deemed safe) should only be done as a last resort. Although they are often botanically derived and considered "less harmful" than synthetic chemicals, organic chemicals are still chemicals.

 

Floating Row Covers Over New Seedlings

Organic Gardening: Floating Row CoversRow covers are wonderful and often underutilized organic gardening tools. Made out of lightweight, synthetic fabrics, they can be placed over entire rows of plants or individual pots for a variety of purposes, all of which usually result in greater yields.

 

Lasagna Gardening

An Introduction to Lasagna GardeningLasagna gardening is a timesaving organic gardening method developed by gardener and writer, Patricia Lanza, which requires no digging, no tilling and no sod removal. Too good to be true? Read on.

 

Choosing the right organic mulch.

Choosing the Right Organic MulchMulch can be a gardener's best friend. When correctly applied, it can help you spend less time weeding, less time watering and less time fighting pests. It also improves the appearance of your garden, and depending on the color and texture, it can actually be a significant element in your overall garden design.

 

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Give Your Plants CompanionsPlants make great neighbors, especially to each other. They repel harmful insects, create shade and windbreaks for each other, help each other pollinate and even support each others climbing habits.

 

Green Up Your Garden Organically

Green Up Your Garden OrganicallyAn organic garden is a garden that works in cooperation with nature. It minimizes and replenishes the resources it consumes.

 

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